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Organic White Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Fashionista Tea

March26

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Fashionista Tea

Tea Description:

Organic Chinese green tea, lightly fired to maintain silvery tips, traditionally scented with jasmine.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve last had a jasmine tea!  It really hasn’t been all that long, but, whenever I do sip on a jasmine tea, I can’t help but wonder why has it been so long since I’ve had jasmine!  I love jasmine tea so … it’s one of those teas of which I never tire.

And this Organic White Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Fashionista Tea is an amazing jasmine!

I’ve read tasting notes from those who don’t like jasmine teas … and jasmine is one of those teas that can either be very right or very, very wrong.  It is important that the tea be scented with jasmine rather than being flavored with it.  And there is a distinct difference.  A scented jasmine tea is one that was processed by layering the newly harvested tea leaves with jasmine blossoms so that the tea leaves can absorb the essence of the jasmine flower.  A scented jasmine tea tastes like the jasmine flower without tasting like perfume.  It has a lovely floral quality that is exquisitely sweet and exotic.

A flavored jasmine is one that has been flavored using an oil.  The jasmine oil imparts a very perfume-y quality to the leaves, and the result often ends up tasting like you’re sipping on perfume.   I don’t know about you, but sipping on perfume isn’t my idea of a tasty cuppa!

THIS jasmine tea tastes like a scented jasmine – with a light, lovely, sweet floral quality that does not taste perfume-ish whatsoever.  It is smooth and refreshing.  The sweet, vegetative tones of the green tea comes through nicely.  There is a slightly dry astringency to the tea … it is very mild.  This is truly a perfect balance of flower and tea!

A really excellent jasmine tea – if you are looking for a jasmine tea with a lighter jasmine essence that tastes natural, sweet, and not at all perfume-y … this is the one to try!  And you’re going to love dealing with Fashionista Tea – I can’t say enough about how wonderful this company is!  They are a really excellent company and offer a superb product!  That’s a win-win!

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!